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4.38 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.38
45 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2009

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Guest
October 25, 2010
OK, I've ridden the Dragon at Deal's Gap a few…
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Sooner805
35 McR Points
September 4, 2011
This is a great road with lots of great scenery.…
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Written Directions

This route starts at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Hwy 123 which is about 40 miles north of Russellville, AR in a town called Lurton, AR. From here take Hwy 123 northeast up to Mt Judea.

Scenery

The scenic is great if you get time to look. The switchback are around every corner. So many in fact, trucks are not allowed on this road!

Drive Enjoyment

There are more curves and switchbacks in these 15 miles. The views are great if you can take your eyes off the road long enough to look. Sorry no photos at this time, I was to busy scrapping my sideboards over the 15 miles of turns and, because they don't allow trucks on this road, the road is in great shape.

Tourism Opportunities

No amenities - just curves.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
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DirtyzDeedz
June 13, 2018
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I would put 123 up against any road in America. The beautiful scenery, quality of the road and low traffic are all qualities riders look for. The entire stretch from Mt Judea to Clarksville I could count the number of cars we saw on one hand. Fill up at the station in Jasper and your good all the way south to Clarksville. Stop in Clarksville and grab lunch at Oark Burger. Head back North. It's a completely different road.
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HarleyDad84
October 23, 2017
6 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Loved it! Road conditions were excellent. No loose gravel and traffic was virtually non-existent (it was mid-day on a Friday). The switchbacks on just North of Campbell Gap are a floorboard scraping good time...the real deal! The scenery is beautiful if you can manage to steal a second to take a glance.
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ozarkdiver
July 31, 2016
214 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Everyone's missing out on the rest of Hwy-123 (Lurton-to-Hagarville (31 mi)). This is a beautiful section of road, longer than the Lurton-to-Mt. Judea section, and has a nice Ozark stream running next to it for a few miles.
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